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10 Des Moines places for karaoke

It's one of those nights and you feel like singing.

Picture this: A room full of people. Some of them are drunk, some are sober. And some are even in the in-between stage of having enough courage and just needing one more shot before grabbing the mic. The music is loud and you're starting to shake those hips that don't lie.

Now, there's no judging here — drunk or not drunk. Brave or not brave. Talented or not talented ... but if you have the ovaries (or balls) of steel to get up on stage and sing, here are 10 karaoke bars you have to hit up in Des Moines!

RockStar Bar & Grill

When: Every night of the week starting at 7 p.m. to close.

Where: 2301 S.W. 9th St.


Hessen Haus

When: Every Sunday from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 101 4th St.


Gas Lamp

When: Every Tuesday from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 1501 Grand Ave.


Carl's Place

When: Every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to close

Where: 1620 Woodland Ave.

Info: pages/Carls-Place

Bogg's Hull Avenue Tavern

When: Every Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: 834 Hull Ave.

Info: Boggs-Hull-Avenue-Tavern

Cheapseats Sports Bar

When: Every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: 2301 Hubbell Ave.

Info: cheapseats.sportsbar

AJ's on East Court

When: Every Wednesday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: 419 E. Court. Ave.

Info: ajsoneastcourt

Buddy's Corral

When: Every Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: 418 E. 5th St.

Info: buddyscorral

Jeannie's Bottle

When: On Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 9 p.m. to close

Where: 3839 Merle Hay Rd.


Kelly's Little Nipper

When: On Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to close

Where: 1701 E. Grand Ave.

Info: pages/Kellys-Little-Nipper/